Sunday, March 19, 2017

Local woman with cystic fibrosis fighting for her life in Bay Area hospital

KRCR NEWS CHANNEL 7 | Christina Davies


REDDING, Calif. - A Shasta County woman, with cystic fibrosis, is at Stanford Medical Center waiting for a double lung transplant.

Tiffany Senter, 23, of the City of Shasta Lake, has a chronic lung disease called cystic fibrosis.

"Every single day I am truly fighting to live," she said.

When Senter was 17 she received a double lung transplant. However, just six years later there are now major complications.

"My double lung transplant is now rejecting because my body's immune system has realized these organs are not mine," Senter explained.

Her lung function is only at 11 percent now and she is waiting for a double lung transplant.

She explained living with cystic fibrosis is tough.

"It's a challenge. It really affects every day, I try not to let it just because you know it doesn't have to define who you are," Senter said. "The other hardest and most scariest part for me is seeing my family having to go through heartbreak to see me go through everything. I worry for them." Continue reading


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